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Isra’ and Mi’raj

March 22

The Isra and Mi’raj (Arabic: الإسراء والمعراج‎, al-’Isrā’ wal-Mi‘rāj) are the two parts of a Night Journey that, according to Islam, the Islamic prophet Muhammad took during a single night around the year 621. Within Islam it signifies both a physical and spiritual journey, and is remembered in prayer.

 

Ascent of Muhammad to Heaven (ca. 1539–1543), from the Khamseh of Nizami
Ascent of Muhammad to Heaven (ca. 1539–1543), from the Khamseh of Nizami

 

 

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March 22
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“And let them first pray together, that so they may associate in peace.”
–St. Benedict of Nursia, The Rule of Saint Benedict